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Early American Chapbooks

This collection includes examples of early American chapbooks from the Special Collections of the Oberlin College Library.



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Caption title: The story-book. Printed and illustrated wrappers; 10 x 6 cm. Issued in series: Redfield's toy books: Second series ; no. 4.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Children's stories
Early American Chapbooks
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"Fanshaw, printer." Page [4] of wrapper. "The history of Margaret Andrews."--Page [27]-36. Printed and illustrated wrappers with decorative border; 14 x 9 cm. Issued in series: Series IV ; no. XIV.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Sunday school literature, Ten commandments -- Juvenile fiction
Early American Chapbooks
by Taylor, Ann, 1782-1866
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Printed and illustrated wrappers; 10 x 7 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Childlren's poetry, Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry, Children --...
Includes the Bible story of Jonah. Printed and illustrated orange wrappers with decorative border; 14 x 9 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Children's stories, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Menageries --...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated green wrappers with decorative border; 9 x 6 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Children -- Conduct of life -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction, Play --...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed wrappers; 11 x 7 cm. “Revised by the Committee of Publication of the American Sunday-school Union.”
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Bible -- Reading, Sunday school literature, Children's stories
Printed and illustrated wrappers with border; 11 x 8 cm. Issued in series: Third series ; no. 2.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Multiplication -- Tables -- Juvenile literature
Early American Chapbooks
by Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
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Uniform title: Barbe bleue. English Printed and illustrated blue wrappers; 10 x 7 cm. "Embellished with neat engravings.”
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Wealth -- Juvenile fiction
Early American Chapbooks
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Uniform title: Cock Robin Caption title: The death and burial of pretty Cock Robin Illustrated yellow wrappers printed in red and black ink; 15 x 12 cm. Issued in series: Uncle Frank’s series. Text is identical to issues dated between 1858 and 1869. Textual wood engravings hand-colored. .
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Children's poetry, Nursery rhymes
Early American Chapbooks
by Westminster Assembly (1643-1652)
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Printed and illustrated green wrappers; 11 x 8 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Catechisms
Early American Chapbooks
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"D. Fanshaw, printer." Printed and illustrated wrappers; 9 x 7 cm. Issued in series: Series I ; no. V.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian literature for children, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers; 12 x 7 cm. “February, 1832.”
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian life -- Juvenile literature, Children -- Conduct of life --...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers; 12 x 7 cm. “May, 1832.”
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian life -- Juvenile literature, Children -- Conduct of life --...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers with border; 11 x 8 cm. Issued in series: Redfield's toy books. Third series ; no. 9.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Girls -- Fiction, Conduct of life -- Fiction
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers; 10 x 7 cm. Issued in series: Series II ; no. 97. "Stereotyped by L. Johnson." --Cover.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Ten commandments -- Juvenile literature, Children -- Conduct of life --...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers; 14 x 9 cm. "Stereotyped by J. Conner."
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian life -- Juvenile literature
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed wrappers with decorative border; 10 x 7 cm. Includes the date of admission and population for each state. Interspersed with advertisements. "Address all orders and correspondence to S.J. Bestor ..."--Page 64.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, United States -- Juvenile literature
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed blue wrappers with decorative border; 11 x 7 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Chidren's literature, Tamil
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed wrappers with decorative border; 12 x 7 cm. Issued in series: New series ; vol. II, no. I. “January, 1832.”
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian life -- Juvenile literature, Children -- Conduct of life --...
Early American Chapbooks
by Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748
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Uniform title: Divine and moral songs Illustrated wrappers printed in red and black ink; 15 x 10 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Hymns, English, Children's songs, Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers; 10 x 7 cm. Issued in series: Fourth series (American Sunday-School Union) ; no. 405.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Animals -- Juvenile literature
Early American Chapbooks
by Taylor, Jane, 1783-1824
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Caption title: Nursery rhymes. Printed and illustrated wrappers; 9 x 6 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Nursery rhymes, English, Children's poetry, English
Caption title: John of the score, or, The penitent robber. Printed and illustrated wrappers; 10 x 7 cm. At head of title: No. 12.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Sunday school literature, Children's poetry
Uniform title: Whittington and his cat Printed and illustrated blue wrappers; 9 x 6 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Cats -- Juvenile fiction, Folklore -- England
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed wrappers with border; 7 x 6 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Children -- conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Christian life -- Juvenile...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated green wrappers with borders; 11 x 7 cm. (4) at bottom of page [1] of wrapper.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian life -- Juvenile fiction, Honesty -- Juvenile fiction
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated green wrappers with decorative border; 7 x 5 cm. Typographically identical to an issue dated 1840.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Occupations -- Juvenile literature, Manufacturing processes -- Juvenile...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated green wrappers with decorative border; 7 x 5 cm. Similar to other 8 page miniature books published by Babcock in 1840.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Domestic animals -- Juvenile literature
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers; 12 x 7 cm. "August, 1832."
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian life -- Juvenile literature, Children -- Conduct of life --...
Early American Chapbooks
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Printed and illustrated wrappers with decorative borders; 15 x 10 cm. “Embellished with colored engravings.”
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Picture books for children, Children's stories, Conduct of life -- Juvenile...
Early American Chapbooks
by Sherwood, Mary Martha, 1775-1851
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Printed and illustrated wrappers with decorative border; 10 x 7 cm. Issued in series: Series II ; no. XXV. The American Tract Society was located at 144 Nassau St., New York, from 1827 to 1833.This issue is from the old series II, which began in 1829.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Christian life -- Juvenile literature, Orphans -- Juvenile literature,...
Early American Chapbooks
by Lamb, J. (Jonathan)
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Includes the poem My father. Printed and illustrated wrappers; 10 x 7 cm.
Topics: Chapbooks -- Specimens, Dogs -- Juvenile literature